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Welcome to the 'Lost Decade'

Mar
26

Naturally when the Wall Street Journal calls this a 'Lost Decade', they're referring to the stock market:

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Another Missed Opportunity in Telecommuncations

Mar
20

Yet more public bandwidth sold to the Telephone Monopoly:

att_deathstar_100x180.gif All told, Verizon and AT&T amassed 84 percent of total winning bids....

"Appalling," Democrat Jonathan Adelstein called the results.

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Message to George Bush on Iraq: Show Me the Timetable

Mar
16

George Bush declaring victory in Iraq at the National Assembly of Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville:

"I strongly believe the surge is working, and so do the Iraqis."

"And as a return on our success -- in other words, as we get more successful, troops are able to come home.... They're coming home because we're successful."

Great! So where's the timetable for withdrawal?

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Got Your Place Reserved in the Breadline Yet?

Mar
14

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Grim economic picture painted by columnist Jane Bryant Quinn on Friday's edition of Newshour:

Clearly, we're in a recession. We're going to have job problems. We've got difficulties with the mortgages....

Foreclosures are at record rates. People look around and they see foreclosed homes on their blocks and they see nothing but trouble ahead.

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Sun-Times Has Obama-mania in All the Wrong Places

Mar
11

Why Obama?


Judging by this picture in the Chicago Sun-Times [online], you'd assume Obama figured prominently in yesterday's proceedings in the Tony Rezko Trial. I mean, it's his picture along with that of defendant Tony Rezko and "star witness" Stuart Levine.

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Will the Last Republican Please Turn Out the Lights

Mar
10

Election scenario courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:deadElephant.jpg

"There's just going to be a tidal wave if Barack is on the ballot," one longtime state Republican official said. "There are going to be people coming out of the woodwork, and they're going to vote Democratic."

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Not Your Ronald Reagan or Newt Gingrich America

Mar
08

If Oberweis does lose -- and no candidate was ever more deserving of such a fate -- it's due at least in part to the lousy NRCC ads that they kept running incessantly on the airwaves.

They were all about that "liberal" Foster and how he was going to spend all that money on "government-run health care".

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Chicago Tribune: Presidential Libraries Bad, Freedom Museums Good

Mar
08

I agree with there being a conflict of interest in U.S. Presidents setting up their own libraries. It's just ironic to see the point being made in a newspaper that has its own "Freedom Museum":

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Praise the Lord for Rachel Maddow

Mar
07

Because we're not going to let slurs about Dems being less concerned than Republicans about national security go unchallenged ever again: Courtesy of Crooks and Liars

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Asking the Right Questions

Mar
03

Inspired by Howie Kurtz:

"Hey Barack, Rush Limbaugh says you hate America and Matt Drudge showed that you hate the flag and The Politico says you love Terrorists. Do you?"

More chez Glenn Greenwald...

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